Journals Higher Education

Sport and Ireland

A History

Paul Rouse

  • The first ever history of sport in Ireland
  • Locates the history of sport within the wider history of Ireland and Europe
  • Assesses the relationship between sport and national identity, how sport influences policy-making in modern states, and the ways in which sport has been colonized by the media
  • Written using an unparalleled range of sources, many of which have never been used before by historians